Many of these poems came from a sad place—in the heart of Candice as she grew up with six other siblings for just a short time. They all began leaving one by one and she became the only one left at home. The innocence and worries of childhood left her at the age of fifteen when her father, grandfather, brother-in-law, and then her cat all passed away! Her escapes into writing down her feelings were warranted one day when her mom read one of them, sat down, and cried. It was entitled “Thirteen Cents,” a poem about her father.
The poems in this book are related to her feelings at the time. Some were initially written to someone who may have broken her heart, but then the poems turned into praising the Lord instead of dwelling in the past.
Candice enjoys her garden and adds flowers in memory of loved ones whose spirits have crossed over. Hopefully, readers will enjoy her rhymes, relate, and shed a tear.
|Black and White
|6.000" x 9.000" (229mm x 152mm)
Candice Shipley is a resident of Newton County, Georgia. She is a retired cosmetologist and previous owner of a successful salon and boutique. Her passions are family, acrylic painting, gardening, and writing poetry. She graduated from Cherokee High School in 1974 and is married to Phil Shipley from Maryville, Tennessee.
She is the author of Lacey’s Room, Kadee’s Kitchen, and Flowers from My Garden.
She also writes under the pseudonym Candy-Momma.
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